Mick Jagger Gets Schooled By Enormous Audience Over Political Quip

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Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Footage went viral Monday of Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger learning exactly how his Canadian fans feel about their Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The brief moment, which was captured from multiple angles, opens with Jagger telling an enormous Vancouver crowd that he loves “your Mr. Trudeau.” The fans immediately replied with a low rumble of boos.

“I mean, his family’s always been such big fans of our band,” Jagger continued as the boos and jeers grew louder. This is when the 80-year-old British singer stops his commentary, giving his fans what appears to be a cheeky smile. Jagger clearly receives the message and quickly pivots the topic to the Canadian soccer team. This seems to recover things, and the clips cut-off.

It was probably smart of Jagger to avoid the Trudeau topic after hearing his fan’s feelings. I’m sure he didn’t want to get them all thrown in jail for “speech crimes” against their Prime Minister, as a March 2024 bill from Trudeau’s government could allow. (RELATED: Case Of The Mondays? Justin Trudeau’s New Haircut Will Cheer You Up)

The Online Harms Act only technically applies to digital content, much of it focused on protecting children. But an analysis of the bill language shows it targets content that “foments hatred.”

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – MAY 02: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs on Day 5 of 2024 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on May 02, 2024 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 15: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs on stage during the Stones Tour ’24 Hackney Diamonds at Lumen Field on May 15, 2024 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – MAY 23: Mick Jagger performs onstage during ‘STONES TOUR ’24 HACKNEY DIAMONDS’ at Met Life Stadium on May 23, 2024 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – MAY 26: Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs during ‘Stones Tour ’24 Hackney Diamonds’ at MetLife Stadium on May 26, 2024 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Call me crazy, but it sounded like most of Jagger’s Vancouver crowd were far from Trudeau supporters. I don’t know if I’d say they hate their Prime Minister, but these videos and accompanying commentaries certainly aren’t kind about him. (RELATED: Die Of Cringe At Trudeau’s Seemingly Drunken Singing Caught On Camera)

I wonder if the guy who yelled “Canadians hate you, you bastard!” at Trudeau while he was visiting London was in attendance. It definitely sounded like he was.